Glen Ridge Crime: Argument Between Lyft Driver and Passenger Leads to Simple Assault

BY  |  Monday, Feb 27, 2017 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThis week in Glen Ridge crime from Capt. Sean Quinn:

Date/Time: 2-18-2017 at 6:45 PM
Incident: Simple Assault
Description: Sergeant Ryan Schwartz and Officer Anthony Re was dispatched to the intersection of Ridgewood Avenue and Woodland Avenue on a reported dispute between a Lyft driver and his passengers. A verbal argument ensued concerning the location of passengers’ destination and the method of payment when the Lyft driver assaulted the passenger. No injuries were reported. The Lyft driver left the scene prior to the officer’s arrival. This matter is currently under investigation and anyone with additional information is requested to contact Det. Sgt. Daniel Manley at 973-748-5400 x 115.

Date/Time: 2-22-2017 at 3:36 PM
Incident: Possession of CDS
Description: Sergeant Dean Gnardellis and Officer Anthony Re initiated a motor vehicle stop at the intersection of Washington Street and Thomas Street for an equipment violation. The operator of the vehicle, Devante Fennell, was found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana which was voluntarily turned over to the officers. After being taken into custody, Mr. Fennell was issued a summons and released.

During this week the Glen Ridge Police Department investigated (3) motor vehicle accidents.

Tax Fraud Scams: With Tax season approaching, the Glen Ridge Police Department would like to remind residents to not fall victim to common phishing scams. The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media and will not threaten residents over the phone with imprisonment. If you feel you are the victim of a possible scam, request a call back telephone number, hang up the phone and contact the police department.

Glen Ridge Crime: Burglaries and Car Break-in

BY  |  Monday, Feb 20, 2017 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThis week in Glen Ridge crime from Capt. Sean Quinn:

Date/Time: 2-10-2017 at 8:21 PM
Incident: Burglary
Description: Officer Patricia Romaine was dispatched to Highland Avenue on a report of a burglary to a residence. Sometime after 6:00pm on February 10, 2017, an unidentified suspect cut a screen on the rear porch and entered through a sliding glass door. The suspect then removed a jewelry box before exiting through the front door. This matter is currently under investigation. Anyone with additional information is requested to contact Det. Sgt. Daniel Manley at 973-748-5400 x 115.

Date/Time: 2-12-2017 at 9:29 AM
Incident: Burglary to Detached Garage
Description: Officer Matthew Perigo was dispatched to Lincoln Street on a report of a burglary to a detected garage. Sometime between January 17th and February 12th, an unidentified suspect entered the garage through an unsecured rear door. Nothing was reported stolen at the time of the report. This matter is currently under investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Det. Anthony Rivera at 973-748-5400 x 119.
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Glen Ridge Crime: Credit Card Fraud, Theft, and Arrest

BY  |  Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017 2:45pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThis week in Glen Ridge crime from Lieutenant Timothy Faranda:

Date/Time: 1-21-2017 at 9:10 AM
Incident: Fraud
Description: Officer Grogan responded to the 300 block of Forest Avenue on a report of Fraud. Upon arrival he met with the victim who advised that an unknown party had opened a credit card in his name. Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Anthony Rivera at 973-748-5400 x 119 as this incident is under investigation.

Date/Time: 1-25-2017 at 6:10 pm
Incident: Theft
Description: Officer Holley responded to Hawthorne Avenue where she met with the victim. The victim reported that a package was delivered to the residence at approximately 6:05 PM, upon arriving home the package was rummaged through by an unknown party. This matter is currently under investigation and anyone with additional information is asked to contact Det. Anthony Rivera at 973-748-5400 x 119
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Citrus Sale to Benefit Glen Ridge Band and Chorus Programs

BY  |  Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 10:15am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Glen Ridge Music Parents Association Annual Citrus SaleTake a break from the winter doldrums to dream about warm weather with a bag of fresh citrus! If you live in Glen Ridge, Montclair, Bloomfield or other surrounding towns, there’s still time to order oranges and grapefruit from the Glen Ridge Music Parents Association for delivery in early March. Maybe you missed out on the annual citrus sale in December. Maybe you ordered a bag or two and it was so good you and your family want more. Either way, you’re in luck. Orders for oranges and grapefruit (or mixed bags with both) are being taken now through February 13. The fruit will be delivered to your door on Saturday, March 4. For information, visit GRMPA.org and click on “shop” to find ordering instructions, or just click on the following link: https://grmpa.org/citrus-sale/. The site also has information on how you can donate a bag or two to local food pantries. Continue Reading

Glen Ridge Crime: Theft, Entered Vehicles

BY  |  Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThis week in Glen Ridge crime from Lieutenant Timothy Faranda:

Date/Time: 1-15-2017 at 3:19 AM
Incident: Entered Vehicles
Description: Officer Perigo and Officer Nugent responded to Sommer Avenue on a report of a vehicle which was entered during the evening. Through investigation it was determined that at 0321 hrs, an unidentified group of individuals entered several unlocked vehicles in the area. Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Anthony Rivera at 973-748-5400 x 119 as this incident is under investigation.

Date/Time: 1-14-2017 at 12:25 AM
Incident: Theft
Description: Officer Romaine responded to the 300 block of Bay Avenue on a report of a theft. Upon speaking with the victim, it was determined that an unknown party had stolen her purse and utilized the credit cards. Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Anthony Rivera at 973-748-5400 x 119 as this incident is under investigation.
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R.I.P. Nancy Braverman Mamis

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 11:56am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Nancy Braverman Mamis

Baristanet is sad to report the passing of Nancy Braverman Mamis, a long time resident of Glen Ridge. Her family shares her obituary below:

Nancy Braverman Mamis (King)
1933-2017

Nancy Braverman Mamis’ life’s work was focused on trying to right so many wrongs. Whenever injustice or human need crossed her path, she set out to fix it – from organizing to end the Vietnam War, to starting a support group for mature divorced women and men. Mamis, a long time resident of Glen Ridge, died January 22 in Livingston N.J. after a short illness. Continue Reading

Glen Ridge Crime: Stolen Car, Theft of Packages, Arrests

BY  |  Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 8:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThis week in Glen Ridge crime from Lieutenant Timothy Faranda:

Date/Time: 1-12-2017 at 7:26 PM
Incident: Hindering Apprehension
Description: Sergeant Schwartz and Officer Oliva stopped a vehicle for a motor vehicle violation. Upon investigation, it was determined that the driver, Mr. Jeffrey Agee, 33 of East Orange, had active warrants for his arrest and was hindering his own apprehension by providing false identification to the Officers. This matter has been referred to the Glen Ridge Municipal Court.

Date/Time: 1-11-2017 at 11:52 PM
Incident: Possession of CDS
Description: Officer Holley and Officer Oliva responded to Mitchell Avenue to investigate a suspicious vehicle. While on scene, the driver of the vehicle was determined to be in possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Mr. David Naiken, 21 of Bloomfield, was placed under arrest, transported to police headquarters and processed. This matter has been referred to the Glen Ridge Municipal Court.
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Glen Ridge Crime: Taxi Dispute, Fraud, Trespassing

BY  |  Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThis week in Glen Ridge crime from Lieutenant Timothy Faranda:

Date/Time: 12-31-2016 at 12:00 PM
Incident: Trespassing
Description: Officer Grogan responded to the Forest Avenue on a report of a Criminal Mischief and Trespassing which occurred on 12/31/2016 between 12PM and 2PM. The resident reported observing that the fence to her property was damaged by an unknown party who may have tried to climb over the fence. This matter is currently under investigation and anyone with information is requested to contact Det. Rivera at 973-748-5400 x 119.

Date/Time: 1-2-2016 at 11:28 AM
Incident: Fraud
Description: Officer Anthony Re responded to Argyle Street where he met with the victim. The victim reported that an unknown person had opened numerous credit cards in his name without authorization. This matter is currently under investigation and anyone with information is requested to contact Det. Rivera at 973-748-5400 x 119.
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Glen Ridge Crime: DUI Arrests, Theft of Victoria Secret Bag, Criminal Trespassing

BY  |  Tuesday, Jan 03, 2017 2:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThis week in Glen Ridge crime from Lieutenant Timothy Faranda:

Date/Time: 12-30-2016 at 12:30 PM
Incident: Entered Vehicle
Description: Officer Uliano responded to the 100 block of Ridgewood Avenue on a report of a vehicle which was entered on 12/29/2016. Upon arrival, he met with the victim who advised that an unknown person had entered the vehicle which was parked between 10AM and 6PM and removed loose change. This matter is currently under investigation and anyone with information is requested to contact Det. Rivera at 973-748-5400 x 119.

Date/Time: 12-30-2016 at 11:48 am
Incident: Theft
Description: Officer Grogan met with the victim who reported that on 12/29/2016 at 6:15PM, she was waiting at the bus stop at Bloomfield Avenue and Ridgewood Avenue. The victim reported that she placed a Victoria Secret bag on the ground which contained personal items. She reported that the bag was stolen while she was waiting at this location. This matter is currently under investigation and anyone with information is requested to contact Det. Rivera at 973-748-5400 x 119.
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Glen Ridge Crime: Harassing Greeting Card, Fraud, Theft, Drug Arrest

BY  |  Tuesday, Dec 27, 2016 1:00pm

crimeThis week in Glen Ridge crime from Lieutenant Timothy Faranda:

Date/Time: 12-17-2016 at 5:07 pm
Incident: Harassment
Description: Officer Uliano met with a resident of Douglas Road. The victim reported that on 12/17/2016 a greeting card was received in the mail from an unknown party. Upon opening the card, there was offensive content inside. This matter is currently under investigation and anyone with information is requested to contact Det. Rivera at 973-748-5400 x 119.

Date/Time: 12-18-2016 at 6:00 pm
Incident: Theft
Description: Officer Holley responded to the 100 block of Hillside Avenue where she met with the caller. The caller advised that a relative had left several items, including a bicycle, on the front porch for her at 9AM. Upon arriving home at 6PM that evening the items were missing, it was later confirmed that the items were placed on the front porch and removed by an unknown party. This matter is currently under investigation and anyone with information is requested to contact Det. Sgt. Daniel Manley at 973-748-5400 x 115.
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The developer of the Seymour St project will install a big crosswalk between Fullerton & Willow. Unfortunately, the Township wants it in the wrong place.

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